Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Hi, I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'.

We really need to take time to instruct our younguns in what is right and what ain't. We hear a lot about education and spendin' more money for it and all that but I reckon some of the best education in the world don't cost nothin' but spendin' a little time with a youngun' and answerin' his questions. They are usually pretty smart til society gets ahold of 'em and fills their heads with strange ideas. Most of the time if you just help them along a little they have enough common sense to figure most things out for themselves. One thing you have to teach them is that there ain't near as much danger in what people don't know as there is in what they know that just ain't so.

Boomer came by the other day and Boomer is either full of information or he's full of questions. Either way it is a good day for an old codger like me when I get a chance to sit down and chat with Boomer. It just so happened that when he came by last time he was ponderin' on some of the deeper questions that stump a lot of folks. He had heard some grown people discussin' evolution. It had pure stumped him. Just remember when you think a youngun ain't payin' any attention to what you say, you are probably flat out wrong.

"Just what is the theory of evolution, anyway, Uncle Bo?" He asked.

They don't hardly ever just ask the easy ones. I sat there quiet for a few seconds and then decided just to tell him the best I knew how. "Well Boomer, some folks think the whole world just happened and man started out as some kind of germ or something and just continued to get better. He finally got to be a lizard, then he got to be a bird, then he got to be some other animal, then he got to be a monkey, then he got to be a caveman, and then he got to be like us. Basically they say that men came from Monkeys."

"That's what I thought but it don't make no sense to me."

I was glad to hear that, "Yeah, even scientist admit since there ain't no cavemen still around that there is a missing link in their theory."

"Yeah, I can see where that would bother them but it ain't just the lack of cavemen that makes it seem wrong to me."

I kind of wondered what he was gettin' at so I encouraged him to explain.

"If all them things was supposed to change into something else over a period of time why did they quit changing. It don't seem to me like there is one missing link but it looks like the whole chain done come apart. I guess the easiest way to put it is, If man came from monkeys why are there still monkeys?"

I'm Bo Lumpkin and I've been thinkin'. If some of these smart scientists would sit down with a few eight year old boys they might eventually come up with some answers to some age old questions. I'm thinkin' about gettin' Boomer to start some heavy thinkin' about this global warmin' thing.

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  1. I'm just bettin he can figure it out!

  2. You amaze me!!!!!! I love you Pop!!!

    I wish we had more time together I have some great ideas!!!

    Love you



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